Each year, instead of making a bunch of New Year’s Resolutions, I like to choose a word that will be my focus for the coming year, a reminder, an aide-memoire to keep me on track on all my goals – both work goals and personal ones too.
As opportunities arise and decisions have to be made on numerous topics, I find it really useful to have a focus word to remind me about what matters to me, and to help me know if something really is an opportunity or is it just going to divert me off-track.
In 2018, I really put myself out of my comfort zone and learned a whole new skill (as I completed my Psychological Type Practitioner training) and launched 16 Style Types along with Jill Chivers and Jane Kise. In fact, the past 3 months have been head-down, bum-up (as we say in Australia) focusing on writing a program that goes with our 16 Style Types Reports – an amazing 12 module program that will help you refine and define your style in a new way – helping you take your Style Essence, and turn it into an authentic Style Expression (going into testing early 2019 and we plan to launch May 2019 – so stay tuned for this!). There has been a massive learning and growth curve for me doing this and I’d put many other things on the back-burner to achieve creating this program with Jill.
My Word of the Year for 2019
Having done some reflection on the past year and where I wanted to go next, and what I want to achieve out of 2019, the word that popped into my head as my guide is:
There are lots of things in my life and business that can do with some improving, so rather than get swept away in the excitement of inventing or creating something new, I want to just improve on the existing.
I’ve already started this as I’ve been re-writing and updating all my Colour Guides that are used in colour consultations. And I can see lots of other areas of my life that some improvements would be beneficial. I’m always working on improving my personal style (and I know lots of you are too – and I just love seeing your progress in my Evolve Your Style and Ignite Your Style Genius and 7 Steps to Style programs).
From making regular tweaks in my health and exercise routines to doing more decluttering and improving my home and garden, to all sorts of improvements in all aspects of my business, each one making a small but I hope, significant difference over time.
Do you have a focus word for 2019? If so I’d love to know what it is and why you chose it! Please do share in the comments.
Happy New Year to You
And have a super New Year! May 2019 bring much happiness, joy and success into your life and I thank you for stopping by here and hope to see you lots more.